ALB authentication with G Suite SAML using Cognito

You can learn a lot by kicking the tires on software. I work on identity systems, so I wanted to take AWS Cognito out for a spin. In this post, I’ll describe my experiment with Cognito to use G Suite SAML for ALB authentication, and how an encoding bug turned my joyride into a flat tire.

G Suite SAML to OpenID Connect with ALBs using Cognito Authentication

Cognito is two identity products: user pools and identity pools. User pools are a…